did they all just sit down and go through every book with a before and after chart? ok, lets toss out eating shellfish as a sin but leave that homosexuality one in there!
Asked by Anonymous at 12:57 PM on Mar. 27, 2013 in Religious Debate
Yes to what NP said. The evidence suggests that the Torah (the "original" OT) was written over a period of a century or so (between 700-600 BCE) by four different authors. They seem to have taken popular stories and traditions from different areas before unification (the stories about Moses were popular in some areas, while stories about Abraham or David were popular in others), and combined them in the effort to unify the various city-states. The idea seemed to be that if a common lineage could be devised - a common identity - it would help toward unification. That political move seems to have worked well for them.
Answer by jsbenkert at 3:49 PM on Mar. 27, 2013
Answer by bandgeek521 at 1:14 PM on Mar. 27, 2013
You've never heard of the counsel of Nicaea? Alrighty then
Answer by KristiS11384 at 2:00 PM on Mar. 27, 2013
Answer by NotPanicking at 2:38 PM on Mar. 27, 2013
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Answer by 3libras at 3:48 PM on Mar. 27, 2013